RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

National Government

A collection of news and information related to National Government published by this site and its partners.

Top National Government Articles

Displaying items 169-180
  • The U.S. Government is us [Editorial]

    The U.S. Government is us [Editorial]
    The federal government sort of closed for business this week, a shameful display that unfortunately is neither unprecedented nor out of character. It's worth stressing the sort-of aspect of the shutdown because the U.S. Armed Forces remain on guard, the...
  • Obama should swallow his pride, negotiate with House GOP

     Obama should swallow his pride, negotiate with House GOP
    The Sun continues the steady stream of Democratic Party talking points by repeatedly asserting that the current government shutdown is entirely the fault of extreme Republicans bent on creating chaos ("Fund government, then negotiate," Oct. 7). One of...
  • Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal

    Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal
    The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any...
  • Protesting furloughed employee from Laurel passes the torch

    Protesting furloughed employee from Laurel passes the torch
    When Laurel resident Clayton Cooper Jr. found out he would be furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown, he decided he wouldn't spend his new-found free time at home. "I can't go to work, I'm not going to stay at home, so I'm packing up...
  • Fight to keep the Common Core from being implemented in schools

    Fight to keep the Common Core from being implemented in schools
    Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of...
  • What you need to know about the debt ceiling

    What you need to know about the debt ceiling
    Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
  • Current debacle in D.C. is rooted in racism

    The current cover of Time magazine displays a photograph of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. and emblazoned across the picture are the words, "Majority Rule." These two words form the concept which makes the American democracy possible — the...
  • Atypical images of war [Commentary]

    Atypical images of war [Commentary]
    In three weeks, representatives from the Assad regime and the opposition are scheduled to convene in Geneva to begin the process of negotiating peace in Syria's civil war — five months after the government's chemical weapons attacks killed more than...
  • The over-leveraged GOP

    The over-leveraged GOP
    The United States is currently in the midst of a leverage crisis, only it is a crisis that stems from political institutions rather than economic ones. The political leverage crisis concerns Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court, and it is...
  • Contractors among those shut out by shutdown

    Contractors among those shut out by shutdown
    Like her colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tiffany House packed up her desk last week hoping the government shutdown would last only a few days. But the single mom from Hyattsville will be in a position different from...
  • State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

    State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion
    Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment. Enrolling more lower-income residents...
  • No map to a better way of running Congress [Commentary]

    No map to a better way of running Congress [Commentary]
    A quick look at Maryland's U.S. House of Representatives district map provides a clear picture of how the United States got in the position of threatening not to pay for things it already has paid for. Before blasting the map of Maryland's congressional...